Study: Humans Getting Dumber (Intermediate Evolution Lesson Plan ESL)

ESL Level: Upper-Intermediate 

Lesson Topic: A thesis that human beings are becoming less intelligent

Skill Focus: Reading, Vocabulary, Speaking

Lesson Plan Download: Evolution-Humans-Dumber-Intermediate-22112012.doc

Approximate Class Time: Two hours

Intelligence Lesson Plan (ESL): Intermediate

Are humans getting dumber?

Intelligence Lesson Plan (ESL): Warm-up (Pair Work)

1) Were you a bright student in your school days? What kind of student were you?
2) What are some of the greatest achievements and inventions of mankind? Make a list with your classmates.
3) In what ways, if any, are you superior to a caveman?

Study: Human Beings Getting Dumber

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4 comments on “Study: Humans Getting Dumber (Intermediate Evolution Lesson Plan ESL)

  1. Emily (Posted on 4-20-2015 at 11:58) Reply

    Thank you!
    This is very helpful!

  2. patty (Posted on 4-18-2017 at 04:36) Reply

    Very helpful! thank you, greetings from Spain

  3. Sprachecke (Posted on 10-9-2019 at 11:12) Reply

    Used it with adult learners – it made for an interesting highly controversial lesson with lots of engaged discussion! Thanks so much!

  4. gildeta (Posted on 10-17-2019 at 15:26) Reply

    Thank you very much

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